Job Details for 1612 - Manager of Benefits & Payroll
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in the
administration and supervision of the benefits and payroll division of the
Department of Human Resources; performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class manages
the health and welfare, and payroll administration of the County. This employee
assists the Director of Human Resources in developing and implementing health
and welfare, and payroll policies and strategies. Work is performed under the
direction of the Director of Human Resources.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative
only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities
performed by positions in this class.
• Plans, organizes and
administers the County's benefit programs.
• Directs and administers
on-line record keeping systems.
• Oversees the integration of benefits to
avoid gaps and/or duplication, and to provide coverage in such a way as to
optimize the combination of benefit levels and to minimize the cost to the
• Supervises the work of subordinate personnel.
hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for
all assigned positions.
• Consults with appropriate departments in the
updating and troubleshooting of department software programs
personnel policies and precedents in addition to legislative changes for
application to benefits, payroll and recordkeeping processes
disability, retirement, and death benefits as Authorized Agent of the Illinois
Municipal Retirement Fund.
• Serves as Plan administrator for all health
and welfare programs and for all deferred compensation programs.
Interprets County Board personnel policy related to benefits programs and
• Recommends revisions to existing policies and development of
new as appropriate.
• Assist in the preparation specifications for
• Analyzes proposals for programs and makes
recommendations on new programs.
• Directs maintenance of appropriate
records and ensures the completion of required reporting documentation to
employees, insurance carriers and other agencies.
• Administers programs
in compliance with new or amended state or federal requirements.
Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event
of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery
activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required
emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
related duties as required or assigned within job classification.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be
able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform essential functions.
• Applicable State
and federal requirements
• Principles methods, techniques and practices of
health and welfare plans and payroll administration
supervisory practices and techniques
• Budget preparation procedures.
• The design of benefit systems
• The analysis of
benefit plans and the needs and requirements of County employees
Planning, assigning and supervising the work of others
• Human Resources
Information System Software
• Analyzing facts and
in exercising sound judgment
• Establish and maintain effective working
• Carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral or
diagram form, and to produce desired outcomes timely and completely
Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures or governmental regulations
• Communicate and use
interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public,
etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor's
degree in Personnel, Public or Business Administration or related field; plus
five years of experience in benefits and payroll administration including two
years in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or an equivalent combination
of training and experience.
demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of
force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly
to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking
and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are
The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position is typically office or administrative work and is not
substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS